Native league participant Geoff Turner has proven his capacity on the web page in addition to on the desk, along with his eBook of poetry having gone on sale on Amazon.
Geoff (pictured above) has been lively within the sport for a few years, having performed in leagues in Wigan, Acton, Egham, Staines, Aylesbury and, most just lately, Milton Keynes and Bedford.
He additionally writes poetry and his e-book Trendy Poems brings collectively 37 of his works, together with a 19-verse poem about desk tennis, throughout 94 pages.
The works are divided into eight sections on subjects starting from dwelling and household issues to meals, sports activities and video games and poems for youngsters.
The themes in these sections vary from severe to humorous, from tackling The Three Peaks Problem to the virtues of Apple Pie and Gravy, through poems about politicians, local weather change, a potential remedy for insomniacs and the tea made by his Yorkshire grandfather.
“I’ve all the time loved studying poetry by totally different authors and the poems in my eBook cowl a various variety of themes,” he mentioned.
“One of many highlights is a poem about desk tennis and ping pong, which I imagine shall be of curiosity to Desk Tennis England members.
“I had a lot of causes for penning this poem – firstly, I wished it mirror my love of desk tennis; secondly, I needed to appropriate a preferred false impression that desk tennis and ping pong are nonetheless the identical; and my third cause was to strive to make sure that a number of the actually nice gamers of each desk tennis and ping pong obtain the popularity which they deserve.”
Sorts of rubber, the knock up, totally different spin sorts, the significance of planning and good placement and bat twiddling are additionally lined in its 19 verses, which embody this one:
So, be sure to make use of good placement,
Your opponent to disjoint,
You’ll generally want to play down the road,
Or, put the ball within the crossover level